On Sunday 30th of June 2019 we attended the “Smoke on the water, part 2”. Let me first tell you something about this event.
You take a boat, put a group of aficionado’s on it, together with a cuban band. Mix that up with “Yoniel the Mojitoman”, Richard the Rum/Whisky merchant and 2 LCDH-owners Yuri & Olav. Those are the ingredients for a well spent day on the water.
Before the event took place, we bought our tickets, to attend this event and those tickets where soldout soon, cause this event is growing and getting more popular every time. This time there where 150 tickets available. I was lucky to get mine in time.
After we arrived, we went straight for the upperdeck, where we teamed up with the others, and right after 2 o clock the boat took off. It was good to see so many happy faces both familiar faces and also new faces, lots of laughter and chats. The athmosphere was truely amazing. Lots of cigars got smoked, and lots of coctails and drinks where made. The sun was not too hot and with the nice little breeze, it was very nice on the upperdeck. On the lower deck some aficionado’s where sitting in a more private setting and enjoying themselves too. So for everybody there was a place to enjoy themselves how they like best.
We also had a group-picture made, wich will be in the pictures later, getting 150 people in one picture on the dek, was a bit off a thing, but seeing the result it wokred out very nicely. After this group-picture the buffet was opened, after all smoking and fun we had to regain some energy. And like last year, the buffet was perfectly organised, nobody had to suffer, the choice was big and there was more than enough to fill up 150 people.
After the diner-buffet, Yuri and Olav started the planned raffle. And boy o boy they again had some very nice items that could be won. From a lighter to an ashtray and from a cutter to a humidor. and the piece the resistance was a traveltrolley from St. Dupont. The chance to win something was very high cause in total there where about 75 presents waithing to be raffled.
All day was very nice, good “live” cuban music performed by Marco Anthonio and his crew. That was truely the icing on the cake to get all in the right mood! Besides having a lot off Dutch aficionados on the boat we also had French, Brittish and even a Nicaraguan aficionado, wich makes this more an international event.
Unfortunately all good things end way too soon, when the boat entered the harbour at 10 pm, this event came to its end. So now we can keep it in our memmories and check back the many pictures.
p.s. Photocredits to all, who i got the pictures from.